October 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

Please share MISSD’s akathisia video: it could save the life of someone you love.

MISSD held its fourth annual fundraiser, its biggest yet, at The Montgomery Club in Chicago October 20th. The venue was open but warm and cozy, with an array of food and drinks to help guests mingle and learn more about our mission. The nearly 300 people in attendance came from all corners of the US and abroad, including reporters, activists, former akathisia victims and their friends and family. Lisa Parker from Chicago’s NBC 5 was the keynote speaker, and gave a touching talk about her appreciation for MISSD and her connection to MISSD’s founder, Wendy Dolin. As always, we hosted a successful and varied silent auction to raise money to continue our awareness-focused goals. And this year, we had a special unveiling: we premiered our short educational video that describes akathisia through sophisticated animation and the words of sufferers. This targeted, powerful video will allow us to reach more people not only in the US, but throughout the world to spread the word about akathisia and what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing this life-threatening medication side effect. Thank you to everyone in attendance who makes our continued success possible!